Russian gamer recreates a real-life working Half-Life 2 city scanner drone

  • In the video game Half-Life 2, the "city scanner" drones are small flying drones that take your picture for big brother reconnaissance
  • Maker Valentin Demchenko recreates the flying drone complete with flashing lights and animatronic effects
  • The drone was scratch-built and use the DJI Naza-M Lite Flight Controller (no GPS) as its brain

    Russian gamer Valentin Demchenko recreates an impressive real-life working Half-Life 2 city scanner drone, complete with moving animatronic ‘fins’ and a mock flashing camera light.

    The size of the drone is about 55cm tall and 80cm high. The main building materials are carbon fiber and polysyytrene.

    Hal-Life 2 City Scanner Drone Build. Courtesy: Valentin Demchenko

    Hal-Life 2 City Scanner Drone Build. Courtesy: Valentin Demchenko

    The main components are:

    • Flight Controller DJI Naza-M Lite (No GPS)
    • AX-2810Q-750KV Brushless Quadcopter Motors
    • Afro ESC 30Amp
    • Three-bladed screws 9″
    • Battery: 3300mAh 4S 30C
    Hal-Life 2 City Scanner Drone Build. Courtesy: Valentin Demchenko

    Hal-Life 2 City Scanner Drone Build. Courtesy: Valentin Demchenko

    Awesome work Valentin, truly impressive build and the attention to detail is incredible.



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